Extremely interesting read compiled by the Strategy Head of CREATIVE INC – India’s leading marketing agency post reading the latest newsletter of Harvard Business Review!
It can feel like 24 hours isn't enough time in the day, and all the productivity hacks in the world won’t change that. Here are four proven strategies to help you make the most of your limited time, says Harvard Business Review.
First, batch your meetings. It’s hard to get into flow when you know you’re going to be interrupted every hour. By knocking out all your meetings at once, you'll clear out some undisturbed time to work on deep-focus tasks.
Second, do your best to learn some keyboard shortcuts that can reduce how much you rely on your computer's mouse and trackpad. This may seem like a small thing, but over time, it makes a huge difference.
Third, leverage your environment to change your self-destructive habits. If you're losing time because you’re distracted by your phone throughout the day, leave it in another room. If emails are derailing your workflow, pause notifications.
Finally, read your work out loud. No matter what your job is, chances are you write at least one email per day. Listening to the words you put down on paper will speed up and clarify your writing process.
Lastly, something that our Strategy Head practices and ensures that everyone at the creative agency follows it like an anthem is to keep a daily task sheet. Trust us, it works! The way to do it is that you start your day by organizing the tasks into Critical, Important and Do-Later. This helps you to allocate the required time to all critical and important jobs at hand, you do not miss out anything and boy… it feels good to check the box when the task is done. Feeling of accomplishment!
Cheers. Go ahead and make your day.
CREATIVE INC is a leading marketing agency that works across industries like Healthcare, Tourism, Education & ecommerce to build brands, generate leads and help organization capture relevant audiences. The agency also has dedicated verticals in Social Media Marketing, Digital Marketing and other Media mandates.